Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What Are the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Midwest?

Not all good ideas come from Silicon Valley.  If they did, why would Kansas City be making such a splash with startups like LiveOn, AgLocal, Audio Anywhere and KlinkMobile?  If all good ideas came from Boston and Austin, Google would not have chosen Kansas City as its launchpoint for Google Fiber.  And if all good ideas only came from the Bay area, organizations like the Kauffman Foundation, PIPELINE, KCSourceLink and Think Big Partners would not exist.

Five Elms Capital is on a mission to honor those companies that help make the flyover states prosperous.  Introducing the Flyover 50: the 50 fastest growing companies in the middle of the country.

Companies from the flyover states (Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentrucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin) are invited to apply for the Flyover 50 contest, in which they will be ranked according to their percentage of revenue growth.  To apply, companies must have brought in annual revenue greater than $1 million in 2011.  All revenue and growth figures used in Flyover 50 applications are confidential.

Winners of the Flyover 50 will receive an honorary plaque at an awards banquet as well as a press packet with the Flyover 50 logo for their website and marketing materials.  In addition, winners will receive free services from Flyover 50 sponsors (including Think Big Partners!). 

Flyover 50: another reason why entrepreneurship (and startup success) in Kansas City is continuing to grow.  To learn more, please visit www.flyover50.com

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